Nigeria is re-elected into world body, minister expresses excitement

Nigeria is re-elected into world body, minister expresses excitement

- For the second time, Nigeria is re-elected into the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

- Nigeria recorded victory after scoring 51 votes from the 193-member states in the organisation

- Minister Hadi Sirika expresses excitement and promises stronger commitment to strengthening the aviation sector

Jubilation in government has greeted Nigeria's re-elected as a 'part two' member of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council for a new three-year term.

Vanguard quoted a statement issued by James Odaudu, director of public affairs at the federal ministry of aviation, as saying Nigeria polled 151 votes out of the 193-member states to win the election.

The minister of aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, said the victory is re-assuring and that shows that Nigeria is on course in its transformation agenda for the aviation sector.

"The re-election of Nigeria into the ICAO council will further spur it to push for the attainment of the ideals and objectives of the organization, as it has always done, with a stronger commitment to the implementation of the aviation sector development road-map of the Buhari administration," he said.

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Legit.ng earlier reported how Opeyemi Rabiat Akande, an Ibadan-born lawyer, won a Harvard prize for her PhD dissertation which was titled Navigating Entanglement: Contestations over Religious-State Relations in British Colonial Northern Nigeria c. 1890-1977.

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Legit.ng gathers that the dissertation was based on the significance of religion in Nigeria. She graduated from the University of Ibadan (UI) in 2009.

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